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are dealing with public opinion that is influx. you have had a shift in favor of stricter gun laws since the newtown shootings. you have had a greater openness toward leaguization. >> the said show is up next. when al gore lost in 2000, lost the electoral college vote he is the one who started saying that he lost because of his support and bill clinton's support for gun control measures including the assault weapons ban. other democrats began to say the same thing. well, that gave the nr afar more power than deserved. i didn't believe it was true then and i don't believe. >> west virginia, kentucky, tennessee that's where he was finding his problems, right? >> where republicans win anyway. the people who vote for republicans. in those states are not going to vote for a democrat. it doesn't matter what he does. >> i'm not going to argue except on these points of electoral college votes. it used to be we got arkansas the democratic side. west virginia was consistently -- anyway, the guys on the far right here. fear factor. kentucky senator rand paul wants to run for president is concerned
will sign the measure into law. >>> and tonight, in further breaking news, as slow as house republicans were to act in response to hurricane sandy, tonight's other major news is about how fast new york state was able to move to respond to a different kind of disaster. tonight one month and one day after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, a town that is only about nine miles from the new york-connecticut border, tonight the state of new york has become the first state in the country since that tragedy to reform its gun laws. and it reformed its gun laws dramatically. as of tonight, as of tonight, new york has just enacted the toughest set of gun laws in the country. the state senate, which is run by a republican-dominated coalition passed the measure last night by a vote of 43-18. that was last night. then it was this afternoon the heavily democratic assembly voting. the margin in the assembly was 144-43. and then tonight, less than an hour after it won final passage in the legislature, governor andrew cuomo signed it, signed it into law. parts of it ta
. >> the president lays it all on the line for new gun laws. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. >> and he calls out the right wing machine that wants to kill reform. >> tonight, congresswoman jackie sleer of california on the president's major announcement. dan gross on the brady campaign and on whether the president's campaign can work. michael steele on the dispickble nra ad attacking the president's kids. >> plus, obama for america is getting the fan back together to fight the nra. >> it is time to get activated, again. >> former obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter joins me tonight. and congresswoman january shakowski on the return of the public option. >> good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. there cannot be another false start in curbing gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at the wake of the horror at sandy hook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a s
a sweeping gun law. what it is going to do is submit gun owners to fingerprinting. it will ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require gun safety courses and background checks. he goes further than his democratic governor, and anthony o'donnell tells "outfront" the reality is martin o'malley is trying to get to the left of cuomo in new york because he wants to run for president in 2016. eric, former obama administration official rosa brooks, and our legal analyst, paul cowin. martin o'malley not the only politician who has 2016 ambitions who is stepping out in the gun law fray. louisiana republican governor bobby jindal wants a law to keep guns away from the mentally ill. how much is this push really about positioning for 2016? >> i think some of it definitely is about 2016. some of it is they want to be doing something. they hope if they're seen as doing something now, by 2016, the particulars may be forgotten, particularly by gun rights advocates and a lot in the democratic party as well as the republican party. they'll look at them as doing something. i don't think we s
. and he'd like stricter laws on gun trafficking. but senator schumer, just as i challenged wayne lapierre of the nra very hard when this came up, i challenge you as well with a question of, is this really going to make a difference? and rich lawry wrote something that caught my attention in "the national review." no one can write a law against mothers owning guns that one day might be turned against them by deranged sons who then commit horrific acts of murder-suicide. shooting rampages are hard to prevent because they are so often committed by young men with no criminal records who want to die. these are adult facts that don't intrude on the childish world of white house policy making. he notes adam lanza in newtown, his own mother of course passed a background check. >> here's the bottom line. these laws are not perfect. and you'll always find certain exceptions. but they make a huge difference. every major person who has studied the brady law, which is the most significant gun safety law we've passed in the last 20 years has said it has reduced gun violence dramatically. law enforcemen
to pass laws to protect our citizens. so, i mean, this is the fear that they keep throwing out there, and they're not trying to get to someone that's a moderate. they're going straight to their hard core right people. that's why they lost the presidency, that's why they lost a few seats in the house. they have to start, excuse me, coming together to get not just on the gun issue, on an awful lot of issues. look what happened the other day with sandy. it was democrats that got that bill over the line. but, you know, it should be working together for all of the american people, and right now all the polls are showing the american people, including nra members, including gun owners, are saying we should be doing something. one of the things that we noticed, most people, nra members, gun owners, didn't know that everybody was not going through a background check. they didn't realize that 40% of gun owners are getting their guns without going through a background check. these are all law-abiding citizens when they go to buy their guns. why isn't everybody else? that's what we're fighting
with it. do you see any other republicans coming out, condemning these kinds of laws like powell just talked about? >> well, listen, no one has the kind of strength of conviction that general powell does when it comes to critiquing the republican party. part of that is because he's not really in politics the way some of these folk are. but there to be a reckoning in the republican party. they have to deal with everything he has laid out here, because the demographics are the destiny for the party. unless they want to become obsolete, they have to pay attention to the issues colin powell laid out for them on "meet the press" yesterday. >> it doesn't sound like you think the republicans are going to take any of his advice. >> there is no suggestion that they will, ed. the proof will be in the pudding. either they will or they won't. but, again, a lot of folk have been talking about these things for a long time. you hope coming from a republican general as respected as general powell will hopefully have some impact. my sense is i wouldn't hold my breath. >> james peterson, good to have y
. new york becomes the first state in the nation to pass a gun control law in the wake of the sandy hook shooting tragedy. last night, lawmakers approved andrew cuomo's aggressive plan. and assault weapons ban and storing an assault weapon will now be considered a misdemeanor. and police will have a registry for people who r have assault weapons and limits magazine capacity to seven rounds, i hope you don't have more than three intruders in your house and gun crime sentences will be increased. pistol holders and weapons holders must renew the bills every five years and protects legal gun owners from having their identities revealed. and if-- after last night's giant gun grab my next guest immediately expressed his outrage. >> tonight, we preach about saving lives. not long ago, i think a woman was in georgia, she has several young children, her husband showed her how to shoot, somebody broke into her home, came after her, she shot him, i believe, six times. tonight, we're going to pass legislation that if she had eight rounds in that chamber, instead of seven, she h'd be a criminal. we h
. >> -- to be his father and her father-in-law. i guess that's not happening now. help us out here. >> first things first, who is manti te'o, all-american linebacker for notre dame, the most tradition-rich football program in all the country. the yankees, the cowboys of college football. he was the star. >> this guy was going to win the heisman, man. >> he won every defensive award, best player on defense, second in the heisman, unheard of for a defensive player. and part of his story throughout the season was that in september of last year at the beginning of the season, his grandmother died, and then his girlfriend died within hours of each other. >> heartbreaking story. >> the reports range from an hour to a couple of days. >> you were watching and you cried. >> can i just say, my son, joey, said there's something wrong with this guy. he told me this months ago. >> joey is kind of wise. >> i was watching espn over the holidays. because alabama was on, the story. and they tell this story. and then i got a call the next morning. and it was like no, no, no! and i started tearing up. and i was like
on gun laws, what kinds of guns are used, whether they're legal, what do you know at this point? >> reporter: well, we have been asking around as to whether or not this was a hand gun that was legally owned, legally purchased, what the background is on that gun. obviously there are agents that will handle that part of the investigation. i haven't been able to confirm anything on that end just yet. however, hand guns in the state of texas, you are legally allowed to carry a hand gun if you have the proper license and that sort of thing. however, just because you have that license doesn't mean you can carry guns on to a school campus. campuses and churches, there's a laundry list of places where you can't carry guns and school campuses are one of those. so as the sheriff here said in what i think was a school campus official said it's impossible to check the thousands and thousands of students that come through here, but in theory, this is not a place where you should have had a gun. >> all right, thank you very much. ed continues to work that story. as ed just mentioned, the texa
differently. the problem with the gun control debate from the perspective of folks who want gun control laws is they need to say, we don't want to target lawful gun owners. 47% of adults in this country say they have a gun in the home. you want to say, we want to separate out the people who are gun trafficking and doing other things that promote the climate of gun violence from that cause of lawful gun owners. i think the nra, they win by losing. the more you have a debate around these issues the more it seems we're going to get more gun laws, the nra builds intensity that way. >> erin, that's the mistake that i've been saying from day one. this should not be a gun control conversation. it should be a gun violence conversation. and if you are talking gun control, you're playing on the nra's field. if you say gun violence and you broaden it, that's a different debate. that's been the problem from day one. >> all right, thanks to all of you. you always want to have the home field advantage. if they have it, they have it. >>> doctors racing to save the vision of a man who was attacked with acid
control laws. the president says he knows he faces an uphill fight, trying to get congress to go along with an assault weapons ban. in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school massacre, mr. obama said he will consider using executive powers to bring about change. >> if there's a step we can take to save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> the president is reviewing proposals from vice president biden who was asked to head up a task force to stop gun violence. more details are expected later this week. >>> new york state is not waiting for federal action to crack down on guns. governor andrew cuomo and state lawmakers reached a deal on the country's first new gun control measure following the newtown shooting. the senate voted late last night and today the assembly is expected to approve some of the most restrictive gun laws in america, including tougher background checks and expanded assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in hous
law enforcement authorities and the nation's news media have described. normally we wouldn't dignify these types of remarks by covering them but james tracy is a tenured professor at a public university. his comments have caused deep distress to the victims' families. we invited him to come on the program friday night. the declined. he gave us a statement, though, quote, i apologize for any additional anguish and grief my remarks, and how they have been taken out of context and misrepresented, may have caused the families that lost loved ones on december 14th. at the same time i believe what we can give them is a way to identify. after a report aired on friday professor tracey accused me on his blog of targeting him and his family. he posed it as a question in the headline of the "post" does anderson cooper want james tracy or his family members harmed? he includes a photo of me that looks like i'm in the middle of a rant. i'm not actually. that's a picture of me from an interview i did with comedian kathy griffin from her show. so it's not from this show. he says in his blog post be
and above the law. that's what happens. >> a bottom line to you, paul calan, you talk about losing so much of his money. will he have anything left of his $125 million fortune? >> i think a lot of it will be burned up in these lawsuits. i doubt he's going to get indicted by federal authorities for criminal conduct because the statute of limitations has been run but if i was his lawyer i'd be a little worried about that. we'll have to see if there are second acts in american life as f. scott fitzgerald said. for lance armstrong i really doubt it. >> thanks to all of you. we appreciate it. >>> still to come, one american hostage dead in alger ya tonight, but some americans have escaped, and one of them talks to cnn. >>> plus, the president has made gun control a priority. but fewer than half of americans of actually approve of what he's doing. the blooirn, is then ra winning the gun debate. and the arctic tick director of the most famous ballet in the world has been attacked with acid. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the clou
of rights. it's sheer ignorance of basic constitutional law. it's ignorance of what justice scalia said. and that app, forget about whether 4-year-olds can play it or 8-year-olds can play it or 12-year-olds can play it. >> exactly. >> i guess, mika, the question is, what organization puts out an app like that that any children can play one month after the most just indescribably horrific slaughter of 6 and 7-year-olds? is that really how they mark the anniversary? has this organization become so out of touch, so insulated, so extreme, so arrogant that they think middle americans are going to put up with that? >> and they also -- look -- >> it's indescribable. >> they want to push back against regulations and laws. you know, i don't want to create a nanny state, as much as you all might disagree with that, but what kind of society do we want to be? what kind of decisions are you going to make, companies, on your own to help our society be better, healthier and promoting of good business and of good people in this world? and if that sounds naive, well, then i'll just go back to work on re
governor andrew cuomo signed the nation's toughest gun control law into effect. among its provisions is a ban on assault weapons. >>> meanwhile, two shootings to report. the first in kentucky. two people were killed and a teenager wounded when a gunman fired into their vehicle at a community college. it's believed the shooting stemmed from a domestic issue. a suspect later turned himself in. >>> and in downtown st. louis, the financial aid director of a business school was wounded by an apparently disgruntled student. that student does have a mental disability and was told on monday he was losing his financial assistance. after shooting the administrator, the student then shot himself. both men remain hospitalized, which is really something. you're seeing more and more -- at least we're reporting on these incidents of shootings at schools after newtown. it just seems that it's happening over and over again. of course, you know, we've got all this legislation coming in. at least from new york. i suspect we're going to see it just all over the country. >> clearly big controversy. liste
want to block any new federal gun law from being enforced. well, now it's texas that's up to it. state representative steve toth is proposing legislation that would make it against the law to enforce federal bans on ammunition or assault weapons in the lone star state, nullification back again. here he is. >> this is a hardened state. it isn't a good place for a criminal to show up and start shooting. we want to make sure that this legislation protects the second amendment gun rights and the tenth amendment, which is state sovereignty rights of texans. >> yahoo. when we start hearing things like state sovereignty, it's like that old pre-civil war talk of nullification. >>> next, former senator jim demint has called obama care, specifically the individual mandate, inconsistent with liberty. demint retired from the senate to head up the heritage foundation, a conservative think tank. the group released this year's index of economic freedom. the top ten have government-run health care. hong kong at number one has a publicly run system with most hospitals owned by the government. and austr
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
the gorilla suit that got crazy tony in trouble with the law and mama june. >>> slippery wednesday in new york. good morning, america. hello to robin, at home. day three of her early alarm clock. she's getting ready to come back. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. lots to get to, this hour, with just hours until the president's announcement on gun violence. and the nra, taking a hard first strike overnight. very tough, very personal video. it even invokes the president's children. >> calling the president an elitist hypocrite in that ad. it was tough. >>> and we're going to get to the northeast weather in just a moment because it is bad. >>> but let's start with the horrifying helicopter crash in london. it occurred just across the river from the houses of parliament and big ben. abc's lama hasan is live at the site of the crash with more. good morning, lama. >> reporter: you can clearly see the debris. a few hundred yards from the crash scene. the top of the apartment building was covered in fog, it crashed into the crane before plum meting 60 stories and then exploding into flames
think he did. >> he's harvard two degrees -- >> so how could he so misstate the law on guns when in fact scalia and the supreme court in 2008 specifically said a woman in anacostia in a crack house next door could have a handgun? and also saying the president exploited this, could somebody tell him he's actually senator of a very large demographically changing state and not the spokesman for the tea party for, like, you know, the greater tea party, the greater houston chapter of the tea party? i was shocked. >> i was shocked too. frankly, because he seemed to be saying in the senatorial way, cruz, my friend and they barely know each other. cruz went after him over and over and over again. it was a very unusual performance by a freshman senator who doesn't seem to want to get along, wants to start a fire here. >> the problem is mika if this had happened in 2010 i'd say i understand the politics of it. the republican party i'm sorry, we have our backs against the wall. the president of the united states has a 52% approval rating. john boehner has an 18% approval
includes a shooting practice feature, safety tips and state-by-state gun laws. >>> the white house has rejected a petition calling for texas to secede from the u.s. the response from the white house said that free and open debate is what makes this country work, but we don't let that debate tear us apart. >>> jenny sanford says she will not run for congress from south carolina against her ex-husband, mark sanford. she says, quote, i think my job as mom right now is much more important. >>> ann romney, wife of the republican presidential candidate, said during the 2012 campaign that she was a big fan of "dancing with the stars," but it's reported that romney said no to an invitation for her to appear as a contestant on that show. >>> former president bill clinton was a big hit at "the golden globes" and also popular backstage after his appearance on the broadcast. actress clare danes says she was invited to meet clinton in a private room. actress jessica alba was already in the room and so was actress rosario dawson. and that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now for
. but in california, you have to return the ring if the wedding is canceled, under law. >> i support that law. i also support for those wondering about lindsay lohan, she posted a shot of herself with max george. the boy band singer. apparently the two are now dating or fueling the rumors. >> they're doing something. >> so that will end peacefully together in marriage. >>> and we also have some news to get to. and if any of you want a photo of rob and i -- >> why would you? >> we've been asking for this since i started over a year ago, a picture of the two of us onset a glossy that we could autograph and send to you. they just arrived yesterday. just in time. >> our crack pr department got right on it and a year later, there it is. and that's early on. >> that was one of my first couple of days on the job. because my hair is still long. >> we should put it on ebay and donate that 25 cents to charity. >> it would be 26 cents. let's make it even. >> we'll be back. >> you want one? >>> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for (1ñ >>> this morning on "world news now," star studded, the c
relax their gun laws. having more guns available for self-defense may curb gun violence. >>> the "washington post." clarence thomas broke a 7-year silence during oral arguments. what he was saying was unclear. sources say he was joking about the ivy league and the k transcript only partially showed what he said. he hasn't spoken since 1996. >>> walmart plans to hire any veteran who wants a job and officials project it will lead to 100,000 veterans in five years. >> that's a promise, significant. >> great news. also really quickly again, we want to show while we're doing the papers, the daily news, nra, coming up on the anniversary of newtown, where 20 young children were killed, has put out an app that 4 year-olds can use four years old and up, shoot at targets that are shaped like coffins. >> so get your app. let's go to willie at "politico "politico." >>> chief white house correspondent, mr. allen. you will take us inside the chuck hagel war room, calling the chuck hagel confirmation war room. where is he? i know he's on the house talking to old colleagues ensuring rep
. the progressive era new deal and great society laws were enacted when america was still a young and growing nation. they were enacted in a nation that was vibrant, raw, underinstitutionalized and needing taming. reinvigorating a mature nation means giving government to give people the tools to compete but then opening up a wide field so they do so ruak cowsly creatively. it means spending more here but de regulating more there. it means facing the fact we do have to choose between current benefits to seniors and investments in our future, and that to pretend we don't face that choice as obama did is effectively to sacrifice the future to the past. >> jonathan, first, what do you think of this speech and secondly, what do you think of david's column? >> i thought the president's speech was terrific, a progressive vision for the country. the guy won twice and ran on all the things he talked about yesterday, inclusion, balanced approach to the nation's problems. when it comes to david brooks' column, as mika was reading, i was thinking, how is that different from what the president actually said? i m
,000 military and law enforcement officers will be on duty, with s.w.a.t. teams and biochemical response units in place. >> protecting an event this large with this many different venues with this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath again on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, this time with his hand on two bibles, one that king used and one that president l lincoln used. >> you're going to see a president that wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: of course, you have the parade and the two big inaugural balls. but when it comes to the actual ceremony this morning, the crowd is not expected to be as large as it was during the 2009 inauguration, when they had 1.8 million people in attendance. reporting live in washington, d.c., brandi hitt, abc news. rob and sunny, back to you. >> still going to be a raucous crowd. i'm glad you mentioned my ex-girlfriend, beyonce. in addition to her, tell me more about some of the other big stars coming out tonight. >> reporter:
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